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Lies, Damn Lies and AMLO’s ‘Otros Datos’

By THÉRÈSE MARGOLIS British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli once famously quipped, “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics.” The point that Disraeli was trying to make is that the selective use of numbers can bolster any argument and disguise any truths to accommodate a political agenda. Nowhere is that persuasive power of carefully culled figures more

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